Chrysler stays in Australia until 2018, so far


We do not know what is happening in Australia with its automotive sector. Until a few years ago the car brands saw it profitable to reach Oceania, however, it seems that its profitability is not as good as it was believed. As important brands as Ford, Toyota or General Motors have decided to close their factories to import their models from now on. This situation has caused the local market to begin to lose its most emblematic models and brands.

As an example, we have the future Holden Commodore that will be our Opel Insignia Grand Sport. However, Australians seem to have a ray of hope as far as emblematic brands and models are concerned. The Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Group (FCA) is present in a very discreet way on the big island and, although their presence is also in danger, it seems that they will withstand more than initially thought.

chrysler-restyling-2018-1As we all know the Chrysler 300 (our extinct Lancia Thema) is still sold in Australia in rear-propelled configuration (not specified if they have a four-wheel version) and gas V6 and V8 blocks. Well, it seems that the island police would be interested in acquiring a lot of important units of this great sedan to patrol their highways against crime. With this acquisition, this armed body would retire its old Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore.

According to Steve Zanlunghi, head of FCA in Australia, the group has to review all its operations and businesses since not all are equally profitable. In addition, he points out that Chrysler will finally stay until the end of 2018 when its departure from the country was scheduled for the end of 2017. With this decision the brand takes a little oxygen in this market, so that the 300 gives a Push your sales.

While clarifying the continuity of the firm and the FCA Group in Australia its managers are studying the possibility of introducing new models. The idea is to study how the market evolves and if the profitability of the business improves now that other brands are leaving the country.